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    OT Looking at getting a Bowflex

    I'm looking at getting a bowflex. Does anyone here own one or ever use one?
    From what I have read they work very well, but I was wanting to see if anyone has first hand knowledge of one. I'm not trying to bulk up just get cut and stay in shape. I appreciate any feed back.

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    Nope and nope, BUT I wouldn't buy a new one. You ALWAYS see them for sale in the papers!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayrad01 View Post
    I'm looking at getting a bowflex. Does anyone here own one or ever use one?
    From what I have read they work very well, but I was wanting to see if anyone has first hand knowledge of one. I'm not trying to bulk up just get cut and stay in shape. I appreciate any feed back.
    So that I can provide you with real answers I have a few questions:

    First, as you are looking into getting a Bowflex, I will assume you are a woman.

    Now, are you pre or post menopausal? Do you have any trouble with arthritic joints?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayrad01 View Post
    I'm looking at getting a bowflex. Does anyone here own one or ever use one?
    From what I have read they work very well, but I was wanting to see if anyone has first hand knowledge of one. I'm not trying to bulk up just get cut and stay in shape. I appreciate any feed back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EY View Post
    So that I can provide you with real answers I have a few questions:

    First, as you are looking into getting a Bowflex, I will assume you are a woman.

    Now, are you pre or post menopausal? Do you have any trouble with arthritic joints?
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    Yeah I've got one its actually my second. When I sell my current one I'll be getting the new one.

    If you use it consistently, like anything, it works.

    The new revolution is a world apart from the old onesthat used the power rods for resistance as opposed to the new discs on the bowflex revolution.

    It is effective it is convenient it is safe, should cost less but well worth it.

    Ebay has them new for less, unless you want the payment plan from bowflex.

    Disregard the guy who assumes they are for women, put 320 lbs on there see how many reps he does.
    Last edited by AmericanMadman; 04-30-2008 at 05:06 PM.

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    Might wanna ask Chuck Norris or Christy Brinkley!???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yale1087 View Post
    Might wanna ask Chuck Norris or Christy Brinkley!???
    Thats not a Bowflex

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    Never saw that one before. Do you own one?

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    You'll outgrow it really quick. A bench and squat rack would be a much better investment. Bowflex = the world's most expensive coat rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanMadman View Post
    Yeah I've got one its actually my second. When I sell my current one I'll be getting the new one.

    If you use it consistently, like anything, it works.

    The new revolution is a world apart from the old onesthat used the power rods for resistance as opposed to the new discs on the bowflex revolution.

    It is effective it is convenient it is safe, should cost less but well worth it.

    Ebay has them new for less, unless you want the payment plan from bowflex.

    Disregard the guy who assumes they are for women, put 320 lbs on there see how many reps he does.
    Well they must be pretty good if your about to get your 3rd one. The one I'm looking at is the xtreme2. It goes up to 410 pounds so I will really have to be a strong woman to do sets with that.

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    I've used one before. It's not bad for a home gym, but I still think nothing beats weights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayrad01 View Post
    Thats not a Bowflex
    Oppss...Total Gym sorry...all lame anyways! haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzsaw View Post
    You'll outgrow it really quick. A bench and squat rack would be a much better investment. Bowflex = the world's most expensive coat rack.
    The thing is I don't have a lot of room for a work out area. Right now I'm working out at a gym 4 time a week so I hope I'll use it for more than a coat rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayrad01 View Post
    Never saw that one before. Do you own one?
    yes, it looks similar to the old unversal machines, but takes a samll part of basement. It's a great machine, however my shoulder is currrently a bit messed up so I have not used it in a couple of weeks. It's one of the single stack V gyms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetswin View Post
    yes, it looks similar to the old unversal machines, but takes a samll part of basement. It's a great machine, however my shoulder is currrently a bit messed up so I have not used it in a couple of weeks. It's one of the single stack V gyms.
    jw hurt his shoulder throwing people off JI...

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    1) dumbells $50 (2 ea in 25, 20, 10 and 5 Lb increments)
    2) bench $80
    3) Run or bike ride every other day for cardio.


    That's all you need. Seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishooked View Post
    jw hurt his shoulder throwing people off JI...
    lol...Lax, warming up the goalie, I'm getting old

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanMadman View Post
    Yeah I've got one its actually my second. When I sell my current one I'll be getting the new one.

    If you use it consistently, like anything, it works.

    The new revolution is a world apart from the old onesthat used the power rods for resistance as opposed to the new discs on the bowflex revolution.

    It is effective it is convenient it is safe, should cost less but well worth it.

    Ebay has them new for less, unless you want the payment plan from bowflex.

    Disregard the guy who assumes they are for women, put 320 lbs on there see how many reps he does.
    I certainly couldn't do 320 lbs, but I bet in any lift I could do 1.5 to 2X what I could do if I were doing it for real.

    Half of the exercise is done for you by the machine, it provides the stability rather than yourself. Might as well count your reps where your spotter does all the work.

    Let me ask you something, do you think anyone in a bowflex commercial looks the way they do because they actually use the bowflex?

    Forget weights, Push-ups/Sit-ups/Dips/Pull-ups >>>>> bowflex.

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